There are certain things in life that you should have seen coming if you were paying attention. Although I wasn’t alive at the time, the United States Supreme Court’s June 25, 1962 decision in Engel vs. Vitale should have raised a red flag. According to these judges, praying for character, integrity and morality within students violated the First Amendment by constituting an establishment of religion. This interpretation set the stage for the Bible, God and the principles America’s founding fathers established to be rejected by public education.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ, Romans 10:17.
Fifty five years later, right and wrong has been turned upside down. At some point in the last twenty five years, absolutes recorded in the Bible have been demonized, referred to as bigoted, homophobic and racist. While some religious leaders have attempted to win this debate, others have gone down in a blaze of glory, destroyed by hypocrisy and secrets sins that were brought to light. The byproducts of this losing battle is that marriage is no longer just between a man and woman, gender is something that must be neutral and bathrooms should be open for interpretation. In other words, if it feel right, just do it.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him, Hebrews 11:6.
For those of you still wondering, what the hell is wrong with this country; the answer is simple. Higher education, school boards and elite members of the media are forcing a code of ethics upon their citizens. To a certain extent, the government believes it takes a village to raise a family. This explains why Michelle Obama wanted to force school lunch programs to push fruits and vegetables. However, these government officials are now doing the same thing atheists complained about in 1962. The problem to this current ideology is forcing individuals to do something they don’t want to will not result in permanent change. Sure, you can attack, bully and pressure people for a while. Yet, genuine transformation only occurs through conviction, faith and inspiration. May this blog reverse this current trend so that God’s Word can breathe new life into those who truly want to change by becoming more like Christ.
by Jay Mankus